Placement Exam Information (By Shannon Hudson, Director of College Counseling & Academic Services)

Placement Exam Times + Signup
In order to ensure the best fit courses for next year, we require placement exams for students interested in:
  • Honors English
  • All Math courses above Algebra I
  • An optional World Language exam for those seeking a Level 2 or higher course. 
Placement exams will be offered on the following dates:
  • Friday, May 29, at 12:00 p.m.
The Google form signup is provided here. Each exam takes approximately one hour, but students have as much time as needed to test. The length of testing time will depend on the number of exams the student elects to take. 

How We Determine Honors Placements
We will look at the following factors when making decisions regarding honors placement. Please note we already have recommendation letters from your application process, so you will not need to resend them.
 
English 
(ONLY students interested in Honors English are required to test)
  • Renaissance Star assessment and ISEE scores (entering 9th grade only)
  • Most recent Language Arts grade
  • ELA teacher recommendation
  • Written Essay during placement exam
Math  
(For students interested in Geometry, Honors Geometry or any Honors Math placement)
  • St. Michael’s placement exam
  • ISEE scores (entering 9th grade only)
  • Math or Science teacher recommendation
  • Most recent Math grade
World Language
(All students who wish to begin language study at a Level 2 or higher will need to take the placement exam.)
  • Placement Exam
  • Most recent World Language grade
Fine Arts
(Placement is determined by instructor approval.)
Students who would like to place in an advanced film, theater or music course can email the appropriate teacher listed below. Transfer students (not 9th grade) with talent in visual arts may place into the Portfolio class with instructor approval. Please email the appropriate Fine Arts Faculty member for additional information.
  • Film: James Dziedzic (jdziedzic@smca.com
  • Media Arts: David Meagher (dmeagher@smca.com)
  • Music: Steve Moreland (smoreland@smca.com)
  • Theatre:  Ivan Klousia (iklousia@smca.com)
  • Visual Arts: Brooke MacKenzie (bmackenzie@smca.com)
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